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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan - book review: The cool ...
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan - book review: The cool ...

Book review: 'Bondage' is an engaging first book in Moses Chronicles series
Now she's taking on the story of Moses from the book of Exodus in a three-part series titled The Moses Chronicles. The first installment, “Bondage,” starts with Miriam, who is a little older than the typical marrying age, and her family in the Hebrew ...

Book Review with Author Interview: 'Biggie' by Derek E. Sullivan
As summer is in full swing, many things like baseball, summer nights with friends, and taking time to figure yourself out come to mind. Biggie by Derek E. Sullivan encompasses all that and more. Set in a small town where everyone knows everyone, Biggie ...

Book review: 'Scarves in the Round,' by Heather Walpole
Heather Walpole owns Ewe Ewe Yarns a wholesale yarn company that specializes in Merino yarns. In her new book, "Scarves in the Round," she has two dozen (24) designs for knitting in the round, ranging from cowls to shawlettes, tube scarves and infinity ...

Book review: 'St. Augustine: America's First city, a Story of Unbroken History ...
Book review: 'St. Augustine: America's First city, a Story of Unbroken History ...

Book review: 'All Dogs Go to Kevin' by Jessica Vogelsang
Although Emmett's passing marked a heartbreaking day in the Vogelsang household, an idea took hold in Dr. V's mind, and her first book was born. (Emmett's death also helped her recognize that there were definitely better ways to explain a pet's passing ...

Book review: 'Broken Promise' by Linwood Barclay
The town of Promise Falls has fallen on hard times. So has reporter David Harwood. After moving back to his hometown with his young son, the widower finds that the town's newspaper is closed and he is unemployed. Asked to check on his cousin who has ...

'Inkers' book review: When humanity is its own undoing
Keeping the reader in the dark is part of the book's appeal, however: the experience of being dropped down into a world you don't really understand, lurched around from location to location until you feel as out of your depth as the characters in the ...

Book Review: The Marijuana Chef Cookbook
Most of the recipes in the book can easily be made vegan or vegetarian, and there's even an entire chapter of vegetarian recipes too. This cookbook provides several methods of extracting THC from cannabis, so whether you're making a medicated Turkey ...

Book review: 'Slipping Beneath the Surface'
How close do we dare come when exploring the paranormal? Is there danger in knowing too much or delving too deeply into mysteries long hidden? In Doug Dillon's young adult novel, “Sliding Beneath the Surface,” 15-year-old Jeff Golden is about to ...

Book review: 'Crossing Danger' fun return of mind-reading sleuth
Suburban supersleuth Shelby Nichols is still at it, getting into serious trouble without really looking for it — unless you call working for a mob boss and consulting for the police looking for trouble. This time she's caught up in two cases ...

Book review: 'Kickback' a Spenser novel that rolls along, entertains
The book has the same peppery dialogue and the same forward movement that come with Spenser's tough-guy-with-a-soft-heart personality. Like a terrier, Spenser shakes the problem until the truth falls out, even when he isn't getting paid and often when ...

Book review: 'The Quartet' offers a wonderful view of the republic's formation
The book primarily focuses on four men: George Washington, the revered military commander of America's revolution turned reluctant politician; John Jay, the experienced diplomat who strove to genuinely understand his political enemies' points of view; ...

Book review: Drive, dedication to process came in Saban's early life
The book details how “Big” Nick and son would watch film for hours and always talk about football. He taught him how to work hard, and used tough love to keep Saban on the straight and narrow. Both childhood friends and Miss Terry, Saban's wife, are ...

Book Review: 'Fool's Quest'
For one of my favorites in fantasy, Robin Hobb, the return to the characters first introduced in “The Farseer Trilogy” have resulted in strong writing, cruel twists and unique adventures in her second book of the “Fitz and the Fool Trilogy.” ...

Book review: 'Badlands' is intriguing stand-alone novel from CJ Box
The new Wild West, in which a hamlet becomes a boomtown because of its oil-rich fields, makes a sturdy background for C.J. Box's intriguing new stand-alone novel. Taking another break from his best-selling series about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, ...

Book review: 'Badlands' by CJ Box Book review: "Badlands" by CJ Box
As the book opens, Dewell is on her way to the East Coast to meet a sheriff, FBI agent and prosecutor who think they've captured the Lizard King — an independent truck driver who has what appears to be a kill room built into his refrigerated trailer ...

Book Review: Classic novel updated on Maine island
Toward the end of the book, one of the cottage guests notes the change that has come over the group – at first so annoyed with each other, now a tight-knit and loyal bunch: “Between the soaring trees and the slanting light and the ashes and the birds ...

Book review: 'The Tulip Resistance' tells of Dutch resistance to Nazi takeover
The book also touches on a deserter of the Nazi force, who also comes in contact with the Coevorden family. This man has a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is made known when he is injured near the beginning of the ...

Book review: Daring aviator a compelling subject in Circling the Sun
There have always been questions about whether Markham wrote the book herself. In any case, it's a source of wonderful stories, particularly about her childhood. McLain merges the tales with material from other sources that fill in significant gaps to ...

Review: 'The Economics of Inequality,' by Thomas Piketty
“Capital” is a powerful, beautifully written book (wonderfully translated by Arthur Goldhammer). It is also very big and quite dense, and there's reason to believe that many people who bought it didn't get very far in their reading. So it would be ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of "Testament ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Vera Brittain and the First World War: The Story of "Testament ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Off the Page' tells unlikely love story
In order for Oliver to enter Delilah's world, someone else has to take his place inside the book. Enter Edgar, who agrees to go into the book and play Oliver's role in Delilah's favorite book—the one written by his mother. Everything seems to be ...

Book review: Lesser Beasts
That science may be an odd way to start a history book, but it fits — especially since we then head styward to see how hogs have fell into and out of favor with humans. Along the way, Essig fattens up his narrative with little bits of asides; for ...

Thomas Piketty has a new book coming out and Paul Krugman isn't sure why
Thomas Piketty — the French economist who took the economics world by storm last year with his landmark tome "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" — has a new book out. And Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman isn't sure why. Writing in Sunday's New York ...

The Open Organization, book review: Inspiring business from the bottom up
book-the-open-org-left.jpg The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance • By Jim Whitehurst • Harvard Business Review Press • 227 pages • ISBN: 978-1-62527-527-1 • $30 Jim Whitehurst writes with the impassioned zeal of the convert. His story ...

Book review: Wiccan retells haunted encounters
Her mother introduced the neo Pagan practice of Wicca to India and now she tells tales of her haunted encounters in the ruins of Bhangarh to the mental asylum of Bedlam in London in her first book- Bhangarh to Bedlam: Haunted encounters. Experiences in ...

Book Review: This Might be a Good Story …
book beilue200 Across more than three decades of journalism, Amarillo Globe-News columnist Jon Mark Beilue has built a sterling reputation as a truth-teller. But he fibs a little in the title of his book, This Might be a Good Story …. No “might” to it ...

Wine And Words, One Small Sip At A Time [Book Review]
Note: Today's post is the last (for now) in a series of book reviews of recent releases about wine. Today's review, of Lettie Teague's Wine in Words: Notes for Better Drinking, supplements last week's look at Oz Clarke's History of Wine in 100 Bottles ...

The Marriage Of Opposites
The book also takes turns from the perspective of Rachel's second husband, her son, and her best friend's daughter, sharing each character's struggles with the conventions of the time and leisurely weaving their experiences together to paint a portrait ...

Book Review "Only the Strong"
You can carry the weight of ten worlds on your shoulders, and still have time to do your job. You can lift spirits, move mountains, and haul out in a hot minute. You have more power deep inside you than you realize – but, as in the new novel, “Only the ...

Book review: 'Storm Moon' is an action-filled conclusion to Moonlight Trilogy
Book review: 'Storm Moon' is an action-filled conclusion to Moonlight Trilogy. Christine Rappleye, Deseret News - [email protected]; 24 min ago; 0. Book review: 'Storm Moon' is an action-filled conclusion to Moonlight Trilogy. "Storm Moon" is ...

BOOK REVIEW
First of all, it is a good story that contains enough events and a wide enough scope time-wise to make an interesting, unusual read. It is also a feel-good story about a young man in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century who goes from rags to ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Meanwhile there are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Meanwhile there are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty ...

Book review: Courage, heroism abound in 'Target Tokyo'
The book starts with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the chaotic aftermath as U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and his senior military commanders worked to prepare America for a long war, and also to plan retaliation for the Japanese sneak ...

Book review: Agent, professor helped Saban move up
Alabama head coach Nick Saban before the Sugar Bowl. Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star. Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015 9:39 pm | Updated: 9:44 pm, Mon Aug 3, 2015. Book review: Agent, professor helped Saban move up By Marq Burnett, Star ...

Book review: 'The Quartet' offers a wonderful view of the republic's formation
The book primarily focuses on four men: George Washington, the revered military commander of America's revolution turned reluctant politician; John Jay, the experienced diplomat who strove to genuinely understand his political enemies' points of view; ...

My Generation book review: 'Moonpenny Island' tells of a girl's coming of age
Some people find it stultifying to live in a place so small everyone knows you. For others, it feels cozy and comforting. Flor is completely content with her surroundings in “Moonpenny Island” (HarperCollins Balzer + Bray, $16.99, ages 8-12) an ...

Book Review: Economic Facts and Fallacies
Banks are discriminatory in handing out loans to minorities. Women earn less money than men due to employer discrimination. There are wide disparities in wealth and income because the rich steal from the poor. Tenure provides comfort and security and ...

Book Review: Economic Facts and Fallacies
Banks are discriminatory in handing out loans to minorities. Women earn less money than men due to employer discrimination. There are wide disparities in wealth and income because the rich steal from the poor. Tenure provides comfort and security and ...

Family Coven: Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft (A Book Review)
I am honored that I was asked to review the book Family Coven: Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft by Lydia M. Nettles Crabtree. I approach this book as a Witch of more than three decades and a mother of an even longer period of time, as well as an author ...

The Witch's Guide to Wands (A Book Review)
I am honored that I was asked to review The Witch's Guide to Wands by Gypsey Elaine Teague. True to titling, this book is a comprehensive guide to absolutely anything a person would ever want to know about making a wand. There is a recurring story ...

Review: 'Street Poison,' a Biography of Iceberg Slim, Writer and Pimp
The first and finest of his books was a memoir, “Pimp: The Story of My Life,” published in 1967. This was street literature, marketed as pulp. The New York Times didn't merely not review “Pimp,” Justin Gifford notes in “Street Poison: The Biography of ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, World War I ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, World War I ...

The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood - book review: An exhilarating and frank look at ...
The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood - book review: An exhilarating and frank look at ...

Comic Book Review – Nailbiter #15
After a lot of waiting and teasing, Nailbiter has finally given some big answers. It has done so while returning the series to its winning formula: macabre humor, gruesome violence, and enough clues to give us a fair chance to speculate (or maybe it's ...

Comic Book Review – The Fade Out #8
That's not necessarily a bad thing, because Brubaker has used the slower tempo of the book to develop the characters thoroughly, and there's a payoff for that development in this issue. No, it's not the kind of payoff that comes with a big shootout or ...

Comic Book Review – Dark Corridor #1
First issues are always a tough book because it needs to succeed on so many levels; introduce the characters of the book, the universe they live in, the rules in which they live by, plus be engaging, plus have killer artwork, or at the very least, have ...

Comic Book Review – The Wicked + The Divine #13
TWTD13_900px There's one god missing in our story. It's time to finally meet Tara, Goddess of God-knows. Also, meet TULA LOTAY (SUPREME: BLUE ROSE) who joins Team WicDiv as the second guest artist in our Eisner Nominated Series. We had to ...

Comic Book Review – Star Trek #48
If you've caught any of my previous Star Trek reviews, you will know Tony Shasteen's art is often hit or miss with myself, but in Deity Part 1 he seems to have pulled out all the stops. This all seems somewhat different to his usual art, less separated ...


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